iFi Au­dio xDSD

Australian HIFI - - EISA AWARDS – 2018-2019 -

Judges’ Ci­ta­tion: With so many mo­bile au­dio prod­ucts on the mar­ket, the pres­sure was on for iFi’s Au­dio’s new xDSD to sparkle—and so it does. This bat­tery/USB-powered DAC/head­phone am­pli­fier turns your smart­phone, lap­top or por­ta­ble player into a great-sound­ing mu­sic cen­tre. The se­cret of its suc­cess lies in its com­bi­na­tion of su­per-light mag­ne­sium al­loy case­work, use­ful S/ PDIF and USB-A in­puts, PCM/DSD-com­pat­i­ble DAC and punchy ana­logue out­put stage—the lat­ter be­ing far more pow­er­ful than be­fore. Switch­able dig­i­tal fil­ter­ing lets you choose between the smoothest fre­quency bal­ance and the fastest tran­sients. So while iFi Au­dio’s xDSD isn’t cheap, it ex­udes qual­ity and is per­fect for in­dulging in mu­sic on the move.

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